Parks, Recreation & Culture
Working in partnership with the community, we create opportunities for leisure activities, facilitate sustainable quality facilities, and support healthy lifestyles for all ages and abilities. We are a centre of excellence for our facilities and programs.
We are a community that provides an inclusive and sustainable system of experiences that celebrates the Town's heritage, culture and natural landscape while promoting a healthy active lifestyle.
2018 - Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan -Master plan
Assumption of Risk
Hanover, in collaboration with the Grey Bruce Public Health, continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation.
Users of Hanover’s parks, recreation and culture facilities such as the P & H Centre are reminded that when you attend these facilities as a participant, spectator or patron you assume risk when in our facility. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases including COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present.
By visiting any publicly accessible facility such as the P & H Centre you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage and possible exposure to a communicable disease, including COVID-19.
We remind you to follow the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities, including the Grey Bruce Public Health, Ontario Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
P & H Centre: Sign in required when entering the facility.As Grey Bruce has moved to the Protect (yellow) level in the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework, all members of the public that enter the facility must sign in with the contact information. Public members who are not in a registered pool or ice program or with a sport team are required to sign in Sign in is located inside both our entrances.
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Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture Department manages, operates, maintains and oversees the following functions:
Parks and Outdoor Spaces
- 85 acres of green space
- 5 ball diamonds
- 5 soccer pitches
- Hanover Park
- Heritage Square
- Commemorative Grove
- various neighbourhood playgrounds
- Hanover Trails System
- Skateboard Park
Programs and Special Events
- children’s programs
- summer camps
- adult programs
- senior games
- seniors programs
- Canada Day celebrations
- public skating.
Town owned and operated Facilities
- P & H Centre
- Regional Aquatic Centre
- Picnic Pavilions.
- meeting rooms
- multi-purpose spaces
- athletic fields
- Community initiative facilitation
- establishment of new corporate developments
- liaison with a variety of community organizations.
Council and Corporate Directives
- Strategic Plan recommendations implementation
- Culture Plan support.
- Operations and Capital budget development and monitoring
- long term planning
- policy development.
Committee Support and Initiatives
- Recreation and Culture Advisory
- Hanover Heritage | Age-Friendly.